Famous Faces on "Tales from the Darkside" (Season One)!

by gattonero975 | created - 14 May 2012 | updated - 27 Sep 2016 | Public

This uniquely, frighteningly, terrifying popular horror anthology series is packed haunting stories that at first light appear to be about normal situations, but these tales are gradually twisted until they become something shocking, sinister and totally unsettling.

Revealing the dark underworld of our everyday existence, "Tales from the Darkside" includes stories penned by masters of horror, with unforgettable performances by some of Hollywood's finest stars.

Dark, scary and with a bizarre sense of justice, "Tales from the Darkside"s spine-tingling first season will capture your imagination...and never let go.

1. Lou Jacobi

Actor | Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask

Lou Jacobi was born on December 28, 1913 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Louis Harold Jacobovitch. He was an actor, known for Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972), Irma la Douce (1963) and I.Q. (1994). He was married to Ruth Ludwin. He died on October 23, ...

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 3 Pain Killer (14 Oct. 1984) "Harvey Turman"

2. Danny Aiello

Actor | Do the Right Thing

Danny Aiello was born on June 20, 1933 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Daniel Louis Aiello Jr. He was an actor and producer, known for Do the Right Thing (1989), Léon: The Professional (1994) and Moonstruck (1987). He was married to Sandy Cohen. He died on December 12, 2019 in ...

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 4 The Odds (21 Oct. 1984) "Tommy Vale"

3. Franco Amurri

Director | Da grande

First met Susan Sarandon when he was a second assistant director on Tempest (1982) in 1981. They got to know each other during the filming of Mussolini and I (1985) in 1984 and lived together from that year until their February 1988 breakup.

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 0 Trick or Treat (Pilot) (29 Oct. 1983) : WRITER

4. Kerry Armstrong

Actress | Lantana

Kerry Armstrong was born on January 3, 1958 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Kerry Michelle Armstrong. She is an actress, known for Lantana (2001), SeaChange (1998) and Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance (2007).

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 6 Slippage (11 Nov. 1984) "Elaine Anderson Hall"

5. Bob Balaban

Actor | Gosford Park

Bob Balaban was born on August 16, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Robert Elmer Balaban. He is an actor and director, known for Gosford Park (2001), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and Capote (2005). He has been married to Lynn Grossman since April 1, 1977. They have two children.

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 0 Trick or Treat (Pilot) (29 Oct. 1983) : DIRECTOR

6. Justine Bateman

Producer | Violet

Born in Rye, New York, writer/director/producer/author Justine Bateman has an impressive acting resume that includes FAMILY TIES, SATISFACTION, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, and many more. She has earned a Golden Globe nomination and two Emmy nominations. An advocate for Net Neutrality, Justine holds a ...

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 5 Mookie and Pookie (4 Nov. 1984) "Susan 'Pookie' Anderson"

7. Philip Casnoff

Actor | Strong Medicine

Philip Casnoff was born on August 3, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Philip L. Casnoff. He is an actor and director, known for Strong Medicine (2000), Sinatra (1992) and The Post (2017). He has been married to Roxanne Hart since August 7, 1983. They have two children.

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 6 Slippage (11 Nov. 1984) "Chris Wood"

8. Ed French

Make_up_department | Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Ed French was born on April 17, 1951 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is known for his work on Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), Dragonball Evolution (2009) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 0 Trick or Treat (Pilot) (29 Oct. 1983) ''Devil''

9. Farley Granger

Actor | Strangers on a Train

Farley Earle Granger was born in 1925 in San Jose, California, to Eva (Hopkins) and Farley Earle Granger, who owned an automobile dealership. Right out of high school, he was brought to the attention of movie producer Samuel Goldwyn, who cast him in a small role in The North Star (1943). He followed...

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 3 Pain Killer (14 Oct. 1984) "Doctor Roebuck"

10. John Harrison

Director | Dune

John Harrison began his career directing rock videos and working as 1st Asst. Director for famed horror director,George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead (1968)/Creepshow (1982)). Harrison wrote and directed multiple episodes of Romero's classic TV series,Tales from the Darkside (1983)m], before ...

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 2 I'll Give You a Million (7 Oct. 1984) : DIRECTOR & WRITER

11. Tippi Hedren

Actress | The Birds

Tippi Hedren was born Nathalie Kay Hedren in New Ulm, Minnesota, to Dorothea Henrietta (Eckhardt) and Bernard Carl Hedren, who ran a general store. Her father was of Swedish descent and her mother was of German and Norwegian ancestry. Tippi was working as a New York fashion model when she married ...

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 5 Mookie and Pookie (4 Nov. 1984) "Ruth Anderson"

12. Barnard Hughes

Actor | The Lost Boys

Emmy and Tony Award-winner Barnard Hughes forged a career as one of American's most successful character actors, equally at home and successful on stage, the silver screen, and television. Most of his success came after middle-age. He made his Broadway debut in 1939 in Mary McCarthy's "Please, Mrs....

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1 Trick or Treat (Pilot) (29 Oct. 1983) "Gideon Hackles"

13. Billy Jayne

Actor | Just One of the Guys

Billy Jayne was born on April 10, 1969 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as William Jayne. He is an actor and director, known for Just One of the Guys (1985), Cujo (1983) and It's Not Easy (1982). He was previously married to April Wayne.

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 1 The New Man (30 Sep. 1984) "Petey Coombs" (as Billy Jacoby)

14. Eddie Jones

Actor | The Terminal

Jones found a job at a service station at the cross-streets of Laurel and Sunset in Los Angeles. The station is still there. He discovered acting when a friend invited him to an acting class, and was offered a job as an apprentice in summer stock. He was such a novice that he had only seen one play...

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1 Trick or Treat (Pilot) (29 Oct. 1983) "Victor Muldoon"

15. David Patrick Kelly

Actor | Twin Peaks

Compact, feisty and fierce character actor David Patrick Kelly was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Margaret Elizabeth (Murphy) and Robert Corby Kelly, Sr., an accountant. He burst onto the acting scene in 1979, playing the devious leader of the leather-clad gang "The Rogues" in Walter Hill's ...

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 6 Slippage (11 Nov. 1984) "Richard Hall"

16. Patrick Macnee

Actor | A View to a Kill

British actor Patrick Macnee was born on February 6, 1922 in London, England into a wealthy and eccentric family. His father, Daniel Macnee, was a race horse trainer, who drank and gambled away the family fortune, leaving young Patrick to be raised by his lesbian mother, Dorothea Mary, and her ...

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 1 The New Man (30 Sep. 1984) 'Himself"- Host (only UK version)

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 7 Inside the Closet (18 Nov. 1984) "Himself "- Host (only UK version)

17. Tom Noonan

Actor | Synecdoche, New York

Offbeat character actor Tom Noonan started off his career in various theater troupes that utilized his skills as a guitarist and composer. A graduate from Yale's acting school, he founded the Paradise Theatre in 1983, which was instrumental later in his growth as an artist. Gravitating toward film ...

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 4 The Odds (21 Oct. 1984) "Bill Lacey"

18. Kelly Jean Peters

Actress | Little Big Man

Kelly Jean Peters was born on July 2, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. She is an actress, known for Little Big Man (1970), Quincy M.E. (1976) and Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986).

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 1 The New Man (30 Sep. 1984) "Sharon Coombs"

19. George A. Romero

Writer | Land of the Dead

George A. Romero never set out to become a Hollywood figure; by all indications, though, he was very successful. The director of the groundbreaking "Living Dead" films was born February 4, 1940 ,in New York City to Ann (Dvorsky) and Jorge Romero. His father was born in Spain and raised in Cuba, and...

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 0 Trick or Treat (Pilot) (29 Oct. 1983) : WRITER

20. Tom Savini

Actor | From Dusk Till Dawn

Actor/SFX wizard/stuntman/director Tom Savini was born in Pittsburgh. Inspired by the film Man of a Thousand Faces (1957), a young Savini became fascinated with the magic and illusion of film. He spent his youth in his room creating characters by tirelessly practicing make-up. Later, as a combat ...

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 2 I'll Give You a Million (7 Oct. 1984) : DIRECTOR

21. Vic Tayback

Actor | Alice

Vic Tayback was born on January 6, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Alice (1976), All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989) and Bullitt (1968). He was married to Sheila McKay Barnard. He died on May 25, 1990 in Glendale, California, USA.

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 1 The New Man (30 Sep. 1984) "Alan Coombs"

22. Fritz Weaver

Actor | The Thomas Crown Affair

Fritz Weaver, the American actor, was born on January 19, 1926, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He served in Civilian Public Service as a conscientious objector during World War II, breaking into acting in the early 1950s. He made his Broadway debut in October 1955 in "The Chalk Garden," which ...

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 7 Inside the Closet (18 Nov. 1984) "Dr. Fenner"

23. Roberta Weiss

Actress | The Dead Zone

Roberta Weiss was born on November 15, 1961 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada as Roberta Jane Weiss. She is an actress, known for The Dead Zone (1983), The New Mike Hammer (1984) and Martin's Day (1985). She was previously married to Roscoe Born.

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 7 Inside the Closet (18 Nov. 1984) "Gail Aynsley"

24. Max Wright

Actor | All That Jazz

Max Wright was born on August 2, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as George Wright. He was an actor, known for All That Jazz (1979), ALF (1986) and Norm (1999). He was married to Linda Ybarrondo. He died on June 26, 2019 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 0 Trick or Treat (Pilot) (29 Oct. 1983) "Mr. Bundle''

25. Keenan Wynn

Actor | Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

The talented scion of a show-business family, Keenan Wynn's father was the great burlesque and television buffoon Ed Wynn while his maternal grandfather, Frank Keenan, earned distinction on the other side of the entertainment ladder as a Shakespearean tragedian. Mother Hilda Keenan was also a minor...

Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 2 I'll Give You a Million (7 Oct. 1984) "Duncan Williams"



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